In the Land of Strong Women is a hybrid portrait of the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig. A feature film about her art of painting and her love stories, a documentary about the harshness of the male art world that leapt out at her. Or vice versa. A film about her artistic passion, which nevertheless prevailed. Or precisely because of it.
Director Anja Salomonowitz
Script Anja Salomonowitz
Producer Antonin Svoboda
For her films, Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language in which documentary, feature film and thesis blend. Real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films received international recognition, numerous film awards and found their way into relevant literature on documentary films. Anja Salomonowitz studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. Her hybrid documentary films follow a strict colour concept. She is known for the fact that her films are explicitly political and in their artistic form extend the limits and possibilities of the documentary.